The truth is, only God’s people are His sons and daughters on earth. This may not be a very liked teaching when it comes to those in Mormonism, but it is true and backed up all over the New Testament. Although not everybody is a child of God as Mormons believe, we can still rejoice that God has allowed us to be His child. Faith in God has made Jews His people and children on earth, along with the gentiles who have faith in Jesus. This is because the gospel has been opened up to us after Jesus descended into heaven. We are all God’s best creation, but faith makes us Hi child. God loves us so much as to calls us His sons and daughters. John wrote, “behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.” (1 John 3:1-3) We are not the same as people of this world but live differently because of our faith in Jesus.
Every true son and daughter of God is also made different inside through the Holy Spirit. Because the Spirit manifests in their lives, they are made strong to resist temptation. The Lord is with them and also helps fight against the strikes of the enemy. We don’t willfully sin, for if we did, we would be the children of the devil and not God’s children. However, those that are born again in the Spirit are those that confess their sins if they do fall, while asking God to help them never to do those things again. It is written, “whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.” (1 John 3:4-7) Let this be known that God expects a lot out of His children. That is why God does not call all humanity His child, for the majority of people don’t even care for Him let alone do His will. It is the Lord’s decision to call us His children through faith and not our own. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, thank You for calling me out of the world in order to follow You. I may have been deep into sin, but You still took my hand and led me from evil and to what is good. You have changed my entire mentality about sin, for I now hate even the appearance of evil I would not think this way if You were not in my life. I give You the glory for having compassion upon me and for forgiving my sins. Thank You, Father. You are my guide. Your mercy and grace are what keep me going strong. I don’t deserver to be called Your son, but You have clothed me in white and took me in no matter what. I rejoice in my Lord, my Savior. Your mercy endures forever. Your forgiveness has no end. This world is lacking Your presence and it tears me up inside that many of them are going to hell when they die. We are either Your child or the child of the devil, there is no in-betweens. Therefore, I pray that more people will come to You in faith that is not superficial. Being sorry for our sins should not be a chore, but done immediately in tears because we need forgiveness. Help stop the justifying of sins also, for this stops people from submitting their lives to You. I believe in You, Lord. I love You, God. Amen.